Global UGRAD

Program Overview

A program of the U.S. Department of State, the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) brings exceptional undergraduate student leaders from over 60 countries to the United States for a one-semester, non-degree exchange at U.S. higher education institutions to enhance students’ academic knowledge and professional skills, create global networks among U.S. and international students, and empower students to positively contribute to civic engagement in U.S. host and home communities.

Annual Statistics

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Global UGRAD Students

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U.S. Host Universities
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Program Goals

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Enhance students’ academic knowledge, English language, and professional skills needed to pursue long-term academic and career goals.

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Cultivate students’ comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the United States and encourage them to share their own perspectives and cultures with Americans.

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Empower students to engage constructively in the civic life of their U.S. host and home communities, mindful of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access principles.